HEALTH SYSTEMS

Chains Step up Efforts Against Drug AbuseNaloxone can now be dispensed without a prescription in 33 states and Washington, DC. Here's how two big pharmacy chains are making the livesaving opioid antagonist more accessible.
Automated Dispensing Systems -- One High-Tech SolutionHealth system pharmacies that require large-scale deployment of automated dispensing cabinets are faced with multiple challenges. Here's one solution.
How You Can Help Prevent Opioid AbusePharmacists are on the front lines of helping to curb abuse and misuse in the opioid epidemic. But how can you make this happen in the real world?
Top 5 Things to Know About Future Drug SpendingHow will money be spent on medications in the next 5 years? Here's a look at the top trends.
Five Innovative New Products for DiabetesHere's a quick overview of new drugs, a novel device that can replace fingersticks, and an “artificial pancreas” meant to make life easier for patients with diabetes.
Get ready for the new USP hazardous medications standardsSome ASHP members are already in good shape; but 20% agree that “We are in trouble.”
Why consumers trust pharmacistsAmericans ranked pharmacists second only to nurses in a Gallup survey about trusted professions.
Ascension honored for enhancing medication safetyThe St Louis-based company received the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Cheers Award.
Generics and biosimilars, key to Trump drug price concernsIf pharma is “getting away with murder” with drug pricing, more generic and biosimilars can help control costs, says this group.
Study shows benefits of a centralized pharmacy-led prior authorization processPharmacy-led interventions in prior authorization processing resulted in a statistically significant benefit in improving time to PA approval, time to first fill, and time too pick-up.

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